Borough of Hampton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hampton 4-11-1994 by Ord. No. 5-94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 175.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 209.
Junk vehicles — See Ch. 229.
A. 
Words and phrases. Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
B. 
Official time standard. Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern standard time or Eastern daylight saving time, as may be in current use.
A. 
The Mayor of the Borough of Hampton or, in his absence, disability or inability to act, the Commissioner of Streets and Roads or, in his absence, disability or inability to act, the Assistant Commissioner of Streets and Roads, is hereby authorized to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days during specified hours on any day or days whenever he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare, except for county roads located within the Borough of Hampton, in which case the permission of the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders shall be sought.
B. 
Any regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Streets and Roads and in accordance with Subsection A above shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing on any street or portion thereof during the time the same is closed in pursuance thereof.
C. 
Any violation of regulations promulgated thereunder shall be punished as set forth in this chapter under § 225-24, Violations and penalties.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection D, regarding street closing for a period greater then 48 hours, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and the Municipal Violations Officer of the Borough of Hampton or any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other, more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping or standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
A. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Mayor or, in his absence, the Commissioner of Streets and Roads or, in his absence, the Assistant Commissioner of Streets and Roads is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
B. 
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
A. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
B. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and the Municipal Violations Officer or any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
Name of Street
Side
Location
Black Brook Road
Both
From Charlestown Road to the border of the Borough
Blossom Lane
Both
Entire length
Blossom Road
Both
Entire length
Bowlby Street
Both
Entire length
Church Street
Both
Entire length
East Grand Street
Both
Entire length
Foss Avenue
Both
Entire length
Johnson Avenue
Both
Entire length
Lackawanna Street
Both
Entire length
Lower Skillman Street
Both
Entire length
MacKenzie Road
Both
From Route 31 to the border of the Borough
Madeline Street
Both
Entire length
Main Street
Both
Entire length
McIntosh Lane
Both
Entire length
Moore Street
Both
Entire length
New Street
Both
Entire length
Railroad Street
Both
Entire length
Smith Street
Both
From Route 31 to the border of the Borough
South Street
Both
Entire length
StarGlo Drive
Both
Entire length
Sunset Terrace
Both
Entire length
Upper Skillman Street
Both
Entire length
Valley Road
Both
From Main Street to the border of the Borough
Wells Avenue
Both
Entire length
West Grand Street
Both
Entire length
West Street
Both
Entire length
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit between the hours listed on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Time
Duration
Madeline Street
[Added 11-3-2003 by Ord. No. 19-03]
West
Beginning 200 feet from Foss Avenue proceeding north to 15 feet from New Street
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
30 minutes
No person shall cause or permit to be parked any motor vehicle upon a street between the specified hours and days described:
(Reserved)
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof described:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Bowlby Street
East
Entire length
Bowlby Street
West
85 feet from Main Street intersection
Church Street
West
Entire length
East Grand Street
South
Entire length
John Street
Both
Entire length
MacKenzie Road
Both
Between StarGlo Drive and Dutch Hill Road
Madeline Street
[Amended 11-3-2003 by Ord. No. 19-03]
West
200 feet from Foss Avenue North
Main Street
West
Entire length
South Street
West
Between New Street and Foss Avenue
StarGlo Drive
Within cul-de-sac
Sunset Terrace
Within cul-de-sac
Wells Avenue
North
Entire length
West Grand Street
Both
100 feet from Main Street intersection
West Grand Street
North
Entire length
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified any day (except Sundays and public holidays, or as otherwise herein provided) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Hours/Days
Location
Madeline Street
[Added 11-3-2003 by Ord. No. 19-03]
West
Midnight to 8:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Entire length
South Street
East
8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. when school is in session/ Monday through Friday
200 feet from Foss Avenue North except handicap and bus parking
[Added 6-12-1995 by Ord. No. 5-95]
A. 
Borough of Hampton Municipal Building.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle except where stalls are provided.
(2) 
Handicapped parking. All stalls that are 12 feet wide and signed with R7-8 ("reserved parking" signs) in the designated parking areas are reserved for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permit by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
(3) 
Reserved parking. The parking lot is for reserved parking, and all vehicles must be properly identified.
B. 
Hampton School.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle except where stalls are provided.
(2) 
Handicapped parking. All stalls that are 12 feet wide and signed with R7-8 ("reserved parking" signs) in the designated parking areas are reserved for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permit by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
C. 
Hampton Post Office.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle except where stalls are provided.
(2) 
All stalls that are 12 feet wide and signed with R7-8 ("reserved parking" signs) in the designated parking areas are reserved for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permit by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
D. 
Violations and penalties. It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, park or stand a motor vehicle in a legally designated handicapped parking space unless such a person is a handicapped person or is transporting a handicapped person and is using the handicapped parking space for the benefit of said handicapped person. Any person who shall violate this section shall be subject to a fine of $250 for the first offense, plus, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person shall park a truck, tractor, trailer, semitrailer or omnibus having registered gross weight in excess of four tons upon any street between the hours specified:
(Reserved)
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the streets or parts of streets as described are hereby designated as routes for vehicles over eight tons. All trucks having a total combined registered gross weight of vehicle plus load in excess of eight tons shall be excluded from all streets, except from those streets listed which form a part of the system of truck routes. Vehicles will be permitted on all streets for the purpose of the pickup and delivery of materials.
(Reserved)
[Amended 10-28-1996 by Ord. No. 9-96]
Vehicles over the registered gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets:
Name of Street
Vehicle Weight Limit
(tons)
Location
South Street
12
From Wells Avenue to New Street
Upper Skillman Street
12
From New Street to West Grand Street
Wells Avenue
12
From Upper Skillman Street to Main Street
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated:
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
East Grand Avenue
West
From Church Street to Main Street
South Street
North
From Foss Avenue to New Street
Wells Avenue
West
From South Street to Upper Skillman Street
West Grand Street
East
From Upper Skillman Street to Main Street
[Amended 6-13-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near-right side of each street intersecting the through street except where yield signs are provided for in the designation.
Name of Street
Limits
Charlestown Road
From Hampton Borough - Bethlehem Township corporate line to New Street - Skillman Street
Foss Avenue
Entire length
MacKenzie Road
Entire length
Main Street
Entire length
New Street
Entire length
Skillman Street – West Railroad Avenue
From its southerly intersection with Main Street to its northerly intersection with Main Street
[Amended 6-13-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Stop Sign on
At Intersection of
Crabapple Cove
Blossom Road
Main Street
[Added 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 2-07]
Valley Road
McIntosh Lane
Blossom Road
Skillman Street
Charlestown Road
South Street
Wells Avenue
Valley Road
[Added 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 2-07]
Main Street
Wells Avenue
Skillman Street
[Amended 6-13-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Yield Sign on
At Intersection of
Charlestown Road
New Street
No person shall make a turn at any location listed and only in the manner described:
(Reserved)
No person shall make a right turn on the red signal at any location listed:
(Reserved)
The locations described are hereby designated as loading zones. No person shall park a vehicle in said location during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
The locations described are hereby designated as bus stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus picking up or discharging passengers shall be permitted to occupy said location between the hours indicated:
(Reserved)
The locations described are hereby designated as taxi stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy said locations during the times indicated:
(Reserved)
The lane locations described are designated as lane use reservations and traffic shall move as indicated:
(Reserved)
[Amended 4-24-1995 by Ord. No. 4-95]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both. As an alternative or in addition to the penalties set forth herein is the service of a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.
All former traffic ordinances of the Borough of Hampton are hereby repealed, and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.
[Added 9-8-2003 by Ord. No. 15-03]
A. 
The speed limit on Main Street shall be 25 mph except for the county-owned portion.
B. 
The speed limit on the following roads shall be as listed except for the county-owned portions thereof:
[Added 9-22-2003 by Ord. No. 16-03]
Name of Street
Limits
(mph)
Black Brook Road
25
Blossom Road
25
Bowlby Street
25
Charlestown Road
25
Church Street
25
Crabapple Cove
25
Dutch Hill Road
25
East Grand Street
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 7-11]
15
Foss Avenue
25
Hackett Lane
25
John Street
25
Johnson Avenue
25
Lackawanna Street
25
Lake Street
25
Lower Skillman Street
25
MacKenzie Road
25
Madeline Street
25
Maple Lane
25
McIntosh Lane
25
Moore Street
25
New Street
25
Railroad Avenue
25
Riddle Avenue
25
Smith Street
25
South Street
25
Starglo Drive
25
Sunset Place
25
Sunset Terrace
25
Upper Skillman Street
25
Valley Road
25
Wells Avenue
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 7-11]
15
West Grand Street
[Amended 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 7-11]
15
West Street
25